Wireless gaming peripherals are all the rage these days. But I was a bit late to the party. I got my first wireless anything just a few short months ago. And you know what? Now I’m sold.
So when the EasySMX V07W crossed my desk, it seemed too good to be true. Wireless freedom, LED lighting, 7.1 virtual surround sound, and an 8-hour playtime — all for $56? Most “decent” wireless headsets go for twice that. Often more.
So what’s the catch?
Zoom In: Specs
- 40mm Driver
- 2.4Ghz Wireless
- 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound
- ABS+PP+Metal construction
- 2.5h Charge Time
- Range of 15m
- Playtime of 8h, though may be closer to 4-5 in practice (even without LED lighting)
- RGB lighting (can’t be controlled, only cycles)
First, let’s get to know the hardware.
The EasySMX V07W is streamlined, both in design and what comes out of the box. You’ve got the headset, the USB wireless transceiver, and the detachable microphone. It looks and feels like a budget headset.
The earcups are plastic with pleather cushions. The overhead band feels thin, and the only metal component seems to be the slim frame it’s all built around. The LED lights around the logos on the earcups simply cycle through the RGB spectrum.
Despite the cheap construction, it’s comfortable enough. It doesn’t weigh heavy on the head like some wireless headsets do. But if you have a bigger head, be forewarned — it did start to make my ears a bit sore after an hour or so wearing it.
So now it’s time to cut to the chase — how does it perform?
Let’s talk about the bad first. As mentioned, it can leave the ears sore. The charge time (2.5h) is long for what amounts to a moderate evening of gaming before you have to charge again (4-6 hours, without the LED lighting on). But these are minor inconveniences compared to my chief complaint: the audio likes to cut out periodically (for up to a second or so), and without any perceptible source.
I tried a few different fixes to combat the audio issues. Assuming it might be interference, I removed another wireless transceiver from the back of my PC. No effect. At one point, I thought it might be specific to turning my head — but after some additional testing, I wasn’t able to consistently reproduce it. Perhaps it had to do with moments when the PC was under load — but if that was the case, it was equally inconsistent. Lowering the system volume and controlling it with the wheel on the headset seemed to help slightly. But perhaps that was placebo.
This seems like a fairly dire problem to have. So I bet you’re expecting more negative comments and an overall poor review score, right? Not exactly. It’s time to talk about the good.
I loaded up Spotify first, perhaps a bit leery after the first impressions. But in short order, it turned out my fears were unfounded. The audio quality is actually pretty solid. A little muddy at times, but the bass is potent, and the virtual surround sound is as immersive as you’d hope. I charged across battlefields in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord for most of my playtime with the headset, and the thunder of hooves mingling with my warriors’ battle cries all around me left me impressed.
Well, except for the occasional audio drop. But it wasn’t enough to pull me out of the experience — to my great surprise. If you prefer to play competitive shooters, this headset may not be ideal. But then again, maybe the interference was the result of some quirk with my setup.
I feel comfortable throwing out that caveat due to the remarkable range of the headset.
While trying to reason out the source of the audio drops, I started moving to all corners of the room, seeing if I could reproduce the drop with distance. And it didn’t drop at all. Then I moved upstairs to fetch a snack, and the audio stayed with me the whole way. I won’t namedrop the other wireless headset I have here, but I feel compelled to point out that even it doesn’t reach past the top of the staircase.
And you’ll be happy to know that my Discord squad reports the mic quality is rock solid. So chalk up another point for the EasySMX V07W.
But is the good enough to outweigh the bad?
All things considered, would I recommend the EasySMX V07W Wireless Headset?
Yes. With caveats.
It may not be ideal if you prefer high-intensity and competitive games that demand perfect consistency in your audio. But then again, I’m not going to judge this headset against the same criteria I might judge another headset three times its price. As a budget headset, the audio quality was genuinely impressive. The battery died just as I ended a 5- hour session with the headset — leaving something to be desired — but the range and the overall experience exceeded my expectations.
Are there better headsets you could buy? Absolutely, but not likely at this price point. If you want some wireless gaming goodness on the cheap, the EasySMX V07W is worth considering.
Zoom Out: Verdict
Cheap in cost and construction, the EasySMX V07W still manages to impress with superb audio and mic quality. Audio drops were noted during testing — but given the remarkable range of the headset, it very well could have been a client-side issue. Battery life is poor, and charge time is long, but you should be able to get a solid, bass-filled evening of gaming out of it for a reasonable price.
- Impressive range
- Good microphone
- Solid audio with good bass
- Cheap in feel and aesthetic
- Battery life is short; charge time is long
- Audio occasionally dropped during testing
- Can leave you sore if you have a larger head